CANADIAN NATIONAL

POSTWAR AAR 40 BOX CARS

 

 

The Canadian National Railroad purchased a total of 5,200 all steel 40 box cars in 1947-8 from Canadian Car & Foundry and Eastern Car Company. These cars were built to the AAR standard design of the era, using 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends with truncated top ribs and rectangular panel roofs. 4000 cars were equipped with AAR trucks; the remaining 1200 cars had National B-1 trucks.

This kit is available in 8 versions, as the cars came with two different truck designs, and four styles of lettering are available. Refer to the list below to determine what version is appropriate for your modeling era.

The kit contains a pair of polyurethane resin ends, a Pacific Rail Shops undecorated shell with detail parts and trucks, PRS 8 rung ladders, CDS dry transfer lettering, car data with expanded instructions, and a few other bits and pieces required to build an accurate model of this prototype.

This box car is also available as an unboxed conversion kit (see 500 series below,) for which the modeler must supply a PRS 106 IH AAR box car kit. Polyurethane resin ends, PRS 8 rung ladders, CDS dry transfer lettering, car data with expanded instructions, and a few other bits and pieces are included.

See also the Postwar AAR Box Car Research Page.

 

 

Kit Description Price

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CN-050 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, green tilted leaf- 1947 to late 80's, 8 rung ladders, AAR

trucks

 

CN-051 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, green tilted leaf- 1947 to late 80's, 8 rung ladders, Nat

B trucks

 

CN-052 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, green level leaf- 1954 to 1991, 8 rung ladders, AAR

Trucks

 

CN-053 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, green level leaf- 1954 to 1991, 8 rung ladders, Nat B

Trucks

 

CN-054 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, wet noodle- 1960 to 1991, 8 rung ladders, AAR trucks

 

CN-055 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, wet noodle- 1960 to 1991, 8 rung ladders, Nat B trucks

 

CN-056 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel roof, wet noodle w/ wheat sheaf- 1979 to 1991, 8 rung

ladders, AAR trucks

 

CN-057 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $66.00

rectangular panel eel roof, wet noodle w/ wheat sheaf- 1979 to 1991, 8 rung

ladders, Nat B trucks

 

CN-550 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $19.00

rectangular panel roof, green tilted leaf- 1945 to late 80's, 8 rung ladders, Conversion

AAR or Nat B trucks

 

CN-552 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $19.00

rectangular panel roof, green level leaf- 1954 to 1991, 8 rung ladders, AAR or Conversion

Nat B trucks

 

CN-554 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $19.00

rectangular panel roof, wet noodle- 1960 to 1991, 8 rung ladders, AAR or Nat Conversion

B trucks

 

CN-556 AAR 106 IH steel boxcar, 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy $19.00

rectangular panel roof, wet noodle w/ wheat sheaf- 1979 to 1991, 8 rung Conversion

ladders, AAR or Nat B trucks

 

 

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